Rémi, Nobody’s Boy

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France | 2018 | 104 minutes | Antoine Blossier

The adventures and perils of young orphan Rémi and a traveling showman as they journey through 19th-century France, with a showdog and acrobatic monkey in tow, in this adaptation of Hector Malot’s classic 1878 novel.

Young orphan Remi (Maleaume Paquin) has never known his parents, having been abandoned as a baby at a Parisian church. Now living with his adoptive mother in rural Chavanon, he is happy to tend to the farm and sing to his cow, Brownie. But hard up for money after an injury on the job, Remi's stonemason father sells him to an artist and showman by the name of Vitalis (Daniel Auteuil). Luckily, Vitalis is a kind soul who wishes to cultivate Remi's beautiful singing voice so the young lad can become part of his traveling street-show, one complete with Captain Capi the showdog and Mr. Pretty-Heart the acrobatic monkey. But though not everybody they encounter is as kind as Vitalis—who has some deeply buried secrets of his own—maybe this journey will lead Remi to the truth about where he came from. Based on Hector Malot's glorious 1878 novel "Sans Famille" (which has previously been adapted for the screen 10 times, including two Japanese anime series) Rémi, Nobody's Boy is both uplifting and occasionally heartbreaking, anchored by Paquin and Auteuil's open, warm performances. Recommended for ages 10+ (Mature themes, dog and child in peril)

Director Biography
Antoine Blossier is a French director and screenwriter. After obtaining his Literary Baccalaureate, Blossier studied cinema at the University of Paris III, where he faced a limited course offering that excluded genres he enjoyed such as science fiction and fantasy. Upon graduation, he embarked on his film career as a stage director and assistant director before making his feature-length directorial debut in 2010 with the horror thriller Prey. Fond of switching between genres, Blossier aims for an adventure rooted in French culture with his third feature, Rémi, Nobody's Boy, adapted from Hector Malot's celebrated novel.

Sponsored by Alliance Française de Seattle, North Seattle French School, Seattle - Nantes Sister City Association, French American School of Puget Sound, Pagliacci Pizza, Tito's Handmade Vodka

  • Original Language Title: Rémi, sans famille
  • Director: Antoine Blossier
  • Principal Cast: Maleaume Paquin, Daniel Auteuil, Ludivine Sagnier, Virginie Ledoyen, Jacques Perrin
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 104 minutes
  • Producer: Eric Jehelmann, Philippe Rousselet
  • Screenplay: Antoine Blossier
  • Cinematographers: Romain Lacourbas
  • Editors: Stephane Garnier
  • Music: Romaric Laurence
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: The Grad Job (2014), Prey (2010)
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: TF1